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Hansi Flick says he’s not thinking about the Germany job, backs Jogi Low for a strong Euro 2021

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Flick is fully intent on fulfilling the entiry of his contract at Bayern Munich.

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In the most recent addition of Bild am Sonntag (via Az) Hansi Flick said that he’s not thinking about the German National Team job in the future. In recent weeks, DFB managing director Oliver Bierhoff had alluded to the fact that Flick could potentially replace Joachim Low at some point in the future, but Flick isn’t interested in entertaining those rumors.

Instead, Flick is remaining focused on the task at hand at Bayern Munich and he said that he is fully intent on fulfilling his entire contract at the club, which runs through 2023. “I have a contract with Bayern Munich until 2023. I feel good in Munich, I feel good at the club. At the moment I have absolutely no reason to change anything about it,” he said.

Bierhoff’s comments suggesting Flick was a potential candidate to replace Low was met with a fair amount of criticism from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Among a small list of complaints Rummenigge lodged in Bierhoff’s direction was the suggestion that linking Flick with the Die Mannschaft job right now is “disloyal” to Low.

In that same vein, Flick backed Low for a strong European Championships run this summer and said he’s been doing a fine job despite the increased criticism he’s faced in recent years. “I think he did a great job, he’s still doing a great job. He can make a good team for the European Championship. And I’m sure that we have enough very good players in Germany to be successful in 2022,” he explained.

Apart from the German setup, Flick also put to bed the suggestion that tensions between him and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic have been rising. The two have had their disagreements in the recent past, particular regarding a handful of transfer targets, but Flick said that all of the rumors of increased frustrations between the two are nothing but a media and press exaggeration.

“Too much is being interpreted into it”, said Flick. “It is quite normal for the sports director and the coach to exchange their opinions about players — always for the benefit of the club. He [Salihamidzic] is also one of the architects for the future of FC Bayern, and we work well together for that.” The coach maintained that he is “not at all” dissatisfied with the overall squad at the club right now.

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Of course, Flick didn’t entirely rule out being involved with the DFB at any point in the future, but that will clearly and only be after he’s fulfilled the rest of his contract at Bayern. Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is also a prime candidate to take the German National Team job after Low, which could potentially be a better fit than Flick, but only time will tell what will happen in that respect.